Friday, October 29, 2010

Last Open Rehearsal 2010


Dear friends,

thank you for your support and encouragement this past year. We've had a grand old time, connecting with you, playing together with you, and sharing delightful stories with the community!

In 2011, we will have to look for a new space to call home. To celebrate our journey in our current space, and in honour of all who have been a part of our 2010, we're inviting you to our last open rehearsal (for 2010) on Sunday, 7th November.

Do come and and join us in exploring Playback Theatre and its myriad forms and games.

As is our custom, we offer an informal, fun and safe space to practise your skills, learn more about Playback and share your stories.

Our last Open Rehearsal for 2010 is now open for registration (limited spaces!).

More information can be found at our blog at tapestryplayback.blogspot.com and on our Facebook page.

Event: Last Open Rehearsal for 2010
Date: 7th Nov, 2010 (Sun)
Time: 5pm to 7pm
Cost: Free!
Location: Level 2, 40A, Commonwealth Avenue, Singapore 140040
Classroom above Queenstown Food Centre
Nearest MRT is Queenstown (walking distance)

Due to limited space, do email us at tapestry.sg@gmail.com to indicate your interest. See you 7th Nov!


Playback Theater is a unique form of improvisational theatre that engages people to share their stories or moments from their lives, and gives them an opportunity to see their stories recreated immediately on stage.

It combines the oral traditions of storytelling, the use of rituals, deep listening skills and various performing styles.

Essentially, Playback Theatre uses the arts as an act of service to affirm each person's uniqueness, and at the same time, builds and strengthens our connections to each other as a community of people.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Pictures from the Apprentice Programme Showcase!

Our apprentices completed their Apprentice Programme with a showcase performance. The theme was New Beginnings, which aptly described their entry into the world of playback theatre.

Congratulations to Elaine, Xiao Ying, Evelyn and Wendy for completing the Apprentice Programme.
You guys did great at the Showcase!

A big thank you also goes out to the audience who came to support our young playbackers and told such delightful stories.

More pictures coming your way soon!

We are planning for another Apprentice Programme in 2011. Watch this space for details!

And if you want to join our mailing list, please contact us at tapestry.sg@gmail.com.







Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Penultimate Open Rehearsal for 2010!


Dear friends,

Our penultimate Open Rehearsal for 2010 is on Oct 3rd!


Curious about improvisation?

Like to learn more about Playback Theatre?

Hope to try out some Playback Theatre forms?

Enjoy a cosy and intimate experience of community?


Whether you've done playback before or otherwise, do come join our little community!


We offer an informal, fun, safe and open space to practise your skills and learn more!


Grab this opportunity to explore Playback Theatre!


Do come and share your stories!


Our Oct Open Rehearsal is now open for registration (limited spaces!).

More information can be found at tapestryplayback.blogspot.com and on our Facebook Page.


Event: Oct Open Rehearsal

Date: 3rdOct, 2010 (Sun)

Time: 5pm to 7pm

Cost: Free!

Location: Level2, 40A, Commonwealth Avenue S140040

Classroom above Queenstown Food Centre

Nearest MRT station is Queenstown.


Due to limited space, do email us at tapestry.sg@gmail.com to indicate your interest. See you Oct 3!


Playback Theatre is a unique form of improvisational theatre that engages people to share their stories or moments from their lives, and gives them an opportunity to see their stories recreated immediately on stage.

It combines the oral traditions of storytelling, the use of rituals, deep listening skills and various performing styles.

Essentially, Playback Theatre uses the arts as an act of service to affirm each person's uniqueness, and at the same time, builds and strengthens our connections to each other as a community of people.

Monday, August 23, 2010

August Open Rehearsal

Curious about improvisation?

Like to learn more about Playback Theatre?

Hope to try out some Playback Theatre forms?

Enjoy a cosy and intimate experience of community?

Then come join in Tapestry Playback Theatre's Open Rehearsal!

We also welcome anyone who has done playback before and is looking for a space to practise or brush up his or her skills!

Our sessions will start with warm-ups designed to help develop the particular skills involved in our kind of improvisational theatre.

Then we'll get right into playback theatre forms. =)

The open rehearsals are generally informal and fun. Grab this opportunity to learn and practise elements of Playback Theatre!

Do come and share your stories!Our Aug Open Rehearsal is now open for registration (limited spaces!).

More information can be found on tapestryplayback.blogspot.com and on our Facebook Page.

Event: August Open Rehearsal
Date: 29th Aug, 2010 (Sun)
Time: 5pmto 7:00pm
Cost: Free!
Location: Level 2, 40A, Commonwealth Avenue S140040.
Classroom above Queenstown Food Centre
Nearest MRT station is Queenstown.

Due to limited space, do email us at tapestry.sg@gmail.com to indicate your interest.

See you next Sunday!

Playback Theatre is a unique form of improvisational theatre that engages people to share their stories or moments from their lives, and gives them an opportunity to see their stories recreated immediately on stage.

It combines the oral traditions of storytelling, the use of rituals, deep listening skills and various performing styles.Essentially, Playback Theatre uses the arts as an act of service to affirm each person's uniqueness, and at the same time, builds and strengthens our connections to each other as a community of people.

Friday, July 16, 2010

July Open Rehearsal


Curious about improvisation?

Like to learn more about Playback Theatre?

Hope to try out some Playback Theatre forms?

Enjoy a cosy and intimate experience of community?


Then come join in Tapestry Playback Theatre's Open Rehearsal!


Our sessions will start with warm-ups designed to help develop the particular skills involved in our kind of improvisational theatre. Then we'll get right into playback theatre forms. =)


The open rehearsals are generally informal and fun. Grab this opportunity to learn and practise elements of Playback Theatre! Do come and share your stories!


Our July Open Rehearsal is now open for registration (limited spaces!).


More information can be found on tapestry.blogspot.com and on our Facebook Page.


Event: July Open Rehearsal

Date: 25th July, 2010 (Sun)

Time: 5pm to 7:00pm

Cost: Free!

Location: Level 2, 40A, Commonwealth Avenue S140040.

Classroom above Queenstown Food Centre

Nearest MRT station is Queenstown.


Due to limited space, do email us at tapestry.sg@gmail.com to indicate your interest. See you next Sunday!


Playback Theatre is a unique form of improvisational theatre that engages people to share their stories or moments from their lives, and gives them an opportunity to see their stories recreated immediately on stage.


It combines the oral traditions of storytelling, the use of rituals, deep listening skills and various performing styles.


Essentially, Playback Theatre uses the arts as an act of service to affirm each person's uniqueness, and at the same time, builds and strengthens our connections to each other as a community of people.

Tuesday, June 01, 2010

Tapestry Playback Theatre presents Changes – Life’s Twists and Turns.


If only I had made that choice…

It wasn’t what I planned to do…

Totally unexpected.

Things had turned out differently….

I had to change things.

Just when I thought I had it going…

It’s better than I had expected!


Join Tapestry Playback Theatre in an intimate and cosy setting as we play back your stories.


Date: 19th June, 8PM, 20th June, 3PM.

Venue: Federation of Chinese Clan Association Bldg Singapore,

RM 403, 392 Toa Payoh Lorong 2, Singapore 319639

Tickets: $18/$15 (Students, Senior Citizens, Groups of 10)

Booking: SMS Mike @ 93803041 or email to tapestry.sg@gmail.com

Featuring: Agnes Law (Conductor), Anne Chua, Sia Ee Mien,

Michael Cheng, Renee Chua


Audience members will be limited to 50 a night, so grab your tickets now!


Playback Theatre is an original form of improvisational theatre that engages people to share their stories, and gives them an opportunity to see their life stories unfold on stage.


It combines the oral traditions of story-telling, the use of rituals and deep listening skills. More importantly, Playback Theatre allows us to use art as an act of service, to reach out to various individuals in the hope of building our community together.


Directions:

Nearest MRT Stations: Braddell (NS18) or Toa Payoh (NS19)


Passengers alighting at Braddell MRT Station: Take EXIT C and proceed in the direction leading towards HDB Blk 99A.




Passengers alighting at Toa Payoh MRT Station: Take EXIT C and proceed in the direction leading towards HDB Blk 84B. 



We are located beside the Esso Petrol Station and diagonally opposite the Bishan-Toa Payoh Town Council (Toa Payoh Office).


Please look at this map for more information.


Thursday, May 13, 2010

May Open Rehearsal

Dear friends,

do join us for our open rehearsal next Sunday!

As usual, we'll start with warm-ups designed to help develop the particular skills involved in our kind of improvisational theatre. Then we'll get right into it. =)

Grab this opportunity to learn and practise elements of Playback Theatre! Do come and share your stories!

Our May Open Rehearsal is now open for registration (limited spaces!).

More information can be found on tapestry.blogspot.com and on our Facebook Page.

Event: May Open Rehearsal

Date: 23rd May, 2010 (Sun)

Time: 5pm to 7:00pm

Cost: Free!

Location: Level 2, 40A, Commonwealth Avenue S140040.

Classroom above Queenstown Food Centre

Nearest MRT station is Queenstown.


Due to limited space, do email us at tapestry.sg@gmail.com to indicate your interest. See you next Sunday!


Playback Theatre is a unique form of improvisational theatre that engages people to share their stories or moments from their lives, and gives them an opportunity to see their stories recreated immediately on stage.

It combines the oral traditions of storytelling, the use of rituals, deep listening skills and various performing styles.

Essentially, Playback Theatre uses the arts as an act of service to affirm each person's uniqueness, and at the same time, builds and strengthens our connections to each other as a community of people.

Monday, April 19, 2010

April Open Rehearsal


Dear friends,

our monthly Open Rehearsal is here again!

As usual, we'll start with warm-ups designed to help develop the particular skills involved in our kind of improvisational theatre. Then we'll get right into it. =)

Grab this opportunity to learn and practise elements of Playback Theatre! Do come and share your stories!

Our April Open Rehearsal is now open for registration (limited spaces!).

More information can be found on tapestry.blogspot.com and on our Facebook Page.

Event: April Open Rehearsal

Date: 25th Apr, 2010 (Sun)

Time: 5pm to 7:00pm

Cost: Free!

Location: Level 2, 40A, Commonwealth Avenue S140040.

Classroom above Queenstown Food Centre

Nearest MRT station is Queenstown.


Due to limited space, do email us at tapestry.sg@gmail.com to indicate your interest. See you next Sunday!


Playback Theatre is a unique form of improvisational theatre that engages people to share their stories or moments from their lives, and gives them an opportunity to see their stories recreated immediately on stage.

It combines the oral traditions of storytelling, the use of rituals, deep listening skills and various performing styles.

Essentially, Playback Theatre uses the arts as an act of service to affirm each person's uniqueness, and at the same time, builds and strengthens our connections to each other as a community of people.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

March Open Rehearsal (upcoming!)

Dear friends,

our last Open Rehearsal in February was our best one yet! There was loads of fun, laughter, wonderful stories and new friends made. Photos can be viewed on our Facebook page or at tapestryplayback.blogspot.com.

Our March Open Rehearsal is now open for registration (limited spaces!). Do indicate your interest as soon as you can!

Do note that the venue is a different one. It's about 5 minutes from our former venue.

EVENT: March Open Rehearsal
DATE: 28th March, 2010 (Sun)
TIME: 5pm to 7pm
COST: Free!
LOCATION: Blk 6C, Rm #01-74, Margaret Drive. S142006
Nearest MRT is Queenstown.

Do email us at tapestry.sg@gmail.com to indicate your interest. See you next Sunday!


Playback Theatre is a unique form of improvisational theatre that engages people to share their stories or moments from their lives, and gives them an opportunity to see their stories recreated immediately on stage.

It combines the oral traditions of storytelling, the use of rituals, deep listening skills and various performing styles.

Essentially, Playback Theatre uses the arts as an act of service to affirm each person's uniqueness, and at the same time, builds and strengthens our connections to each other as a community of people.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Photos from our February Open Rehearsal

This time round, we had the most number of participants at our Open Rehearsal yet! Loads of laughter, fun, wonderful stories and new friends made. =)

Come join us for another one on the last Sunday of March!









Thursday, February 18, 2010

Videos of Fluid Sculpture from the Jan Open Rehearsal

Dear friends, here are 2 videos of participants in the January Open Rehearsal trying out Fluid Sculptures. Some of them are working with each other for the first time! =)


video


video

Indicate your interest now!

Dear friends,

we still have space for our Open Rehearsal on the 28th of February (next Sunday).

Do join us if you can and share your Lunar New Year stories with us!

At our Open rehearsal, you'll have the opportunity to learn and practise elements of Playback or share your stories as members of the audience.

More details can also be found on our Facebook page.

Event: Open Rehearsal
Date: 28th Feb, 2010 (Sun)
Time: 5pm to 7pm
Cost: Free!
Location: Level 2, 40A, Commonwealth Avenue.
Classroom above Queenstown Food Centre
Nearest MRT station is Queenstown.

Do email us at tapestry.sg@gmail.com to indicate your interest. See you next Sunday!

Friday, February 12, 2010

Pictures from our Open Rehearsal in January.

Here are some picture from the January Open Rehearsal on the 31st.

Drama games and acting silly! =)

Building our group chemistry!

Hearing each other's stories and playing them out.

Videos of the participants trying out fluid sculptures will be posted in our next entry!

Tuesday, February 09, 2010

February Open Rehearsal


Dear friends,


Tapestry Playback Theatre wishes everyone a Happy Lunar New Year!


Do join us for our 2nd Open Rehearsal at the end of the month and let's work off those new year goodies calories together!!


At our Open Rehearsals, we offer warm-ups designed to help develop the particular skills involved in this kind of improvisational theatre, the opportunity to learn and practise elements of Playback or just to be members of the audience if you like and offer us your stories.


More details on this can be found at tapestryplayback.blogspot.com and at our Facebook page!


Event: Open Rehearsal

Date: 28th Feb, 2010 (Sun)

Time: 5pm to 7:00pm

Cost: Free!

Location: Level 2, 40A, Commonwealth Avenue S140040.

Classroom above Queenstown Food Centre

Nearest MRT station is Queenstown.


Due to limited space, please indicate your interest by emailing tapestry DOT sg AT gmail DOT com (tapestry.sg@gmail.com).


Playback Theatre is a unique form of improvisational theatre that engages people to share their stories or moments from their lives, and gives them an opportunity to see their stories recreated immediately on stage.


It combines the oral traditions of storytelling, the use of rituals, deep listening skills and various performing styles.


Essentially, Playback Theatre uses the arts as an act of service to affirm each person's uniqueness, and at the same time builds and strengthens our connections to each other as a community of people.


Monday, January 18, 2010

Outline of Apprentice Programme

Dear friends,

Please see below for a brief outline of our upcoming Apprentice Programme.

If you have any queries, we have a Q&A session after our Open Rehearsal on Sunday, 31st Jan. Please see previous post for more information on the Open Rehearsal. =)


Outline of Apprentice Programme

Objectives:

- To equip individuals who are interested in Playback Theatre (P.T.) with the core sills.
- To provide a platform for the apprentices to showcase their P.T. skills in a safe and nurturing environment.
- To provide an avenue for discussion of P.T. issues in a learning and stimulating environment.
- To create mentoring relationships for apprentices who may want to pursue their own interests in P.T. in the long run.

Requirements:

- Anyone with full-time/part-time work experiences
- Has a heart to serve a community
- Enjoys watching or performing the dramatic arts
- Optional: basic singing and acting skills or attended any Playback Samplers.

Date of Commencement: 21 March 2010
Duration: March to August 2010 (6 months)
Day/Time: 1 Sunday per month from 4:30PM - 8:30PM (4 hrs)
1 Open Rehearsal per month from 5PM - 7PM (2hrs)
Cost: Registration Fee $50 + Training Fees $480 = $530
To be paid in full or in 2 installments paid upfront at the start of each term.


Upon finishing the apprenticeship, the apprentice will receive a certificate outlining the total number of training hours (min. 36 hrs - max. 40 hrs) that will be accredited to formal Playback Theatre training hours as recognized by the Centre of Playback Theatre in New York. Selected apprentices may be invited to join Tapestry Playback Theatre as regular members if they are a good fit with the company.

Modules of Programme:

Session 1: Movement I & "Fluid Sculptures" & "Pairs"
Session 2: Movement II & Voicework & "Chorus"
Session 3: Improvisational Theatre & Stories I
Session 4: Stories II & The Essence of the Story
Session 5: The Conducting Experience & The Role of Music in P.T.
Session 6: The Unassigned RolE and Ethics & Taboo Stories in Playback Theatre

2 Special Projects:
Mini Project - Individual Artistic Showcase & Playback Theatre Sharing Performance

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Open Rehearsal & Apprentice Programme Q&A


Dear friends,

Tapestry Playback Theatre is back in 2010 with our first Open Rehearsal!

At our Open Rehearsals, we offer warm-ups designed to help develop the particular skills involved in our kind of improvisational theatre.

You will also have the opportunity to learn and practise elements of Playback or just be members of the audience if you like and offer us your stories.

We will also have a Question and Answer session on our upcoming Apprentice Programme.

If you are interested in this programme, or need more information, do email us at tapestry.sg@gmail.com. You can also discuss your concerns directly with us at the Q&A.

EVENT: Open Rehearsal & Apprentice Programme Q&A
DATE: 31st Jan, 2010 (Sunday)
Time: 5PM to 7:30PM
Cost: Free!
Place: Blk 40A, Margaret Drive, Level 2 (Room above Queenstown Food Centre)

Due to limited space, please reserve a place by emailing tapestry.sg@gmail.com.

Playback Theatre is a unique form of improvisational theatre that engages people to share their stories or moments from their life, and gives them an opportunity to see their stories recreated immediately on stage.


It combines the oral traditions of storytelling, the use of rituals, deep listening skills and various performing styles. Essentially, Playback Theatre uses the arts as an act of service to affirm each person’s uniqueness, and at the same time builds and strengthens our connections to each other as a community of people.